Join the Sporcle Intelligence Agency

1Welcome to the Sporcle Intelligence Agency (the SIA)!

We are looking for new recruits, but we have to test you out to see if you have what it takes to become a full agent here.

We have heard rumblings about an impending terror attack by some supervillain. The problem is we aren’t sure what supervillain is behind this or what his or her plan of attack is. Thankfully, all the supervillains are pretty chummy. We believe if you can find enough special items to bribe other supervillains, they’ll reveal enough information to help you figure out who is behind this terror attack and enough details about the attack to stop it.

We have created 10 challenges for you, each of which will give you an item with which you can bribe a famous supervillain to help you in your quest. Every weekday for two weeks, another challenge will be available to you, and the challenges will get progressively harder. Eventually, once all the challenges are released to you, on Tuesday, September 29th, we will give you a chance to start interviewing supervillains and see if you can make any progress getting information out of them.

It is unlikely that those supervillians will directly tell you who is behind the terrorist plot, but figuring out who is behind that is essential. Once you have that name, we have an incredibly powerful supercomputer at the SIA that can help you out. If you can provide the name of the suspected supervillian to our supercomputer, it should be able to give you enough information about possible terror attacks, that combined with any information you’ve bribed from the other supervillains, we will together be able to thwart this attack.

Good luck, recruits!


Schedule of Morning EDT Releases [Links to each challenge will appear here as time goes on.]
SIA Answer Confirmer
Monday, September 14th – 1st Challenge – Three Shots
Tuesday, September 15th – 2nd Challenge – Candy Crush
Wednesday, September 16th – 3rd Challenge – Boys on the Side
Thursday, September 17th – 4th Challenge – Two Heads Are Better Than One
Friday, September 18th – 5th Challenge – Before or After
Monday, September 21st – 6th Challenge – Entertaining Standards
Tuesday, September 22nd – 7th Challenge – Curds! Curds! Curds!
Wednesday, September 23rd – 8th Challenge – Sets Missing One
Thursday, September 24th – 9th Challenge – Double Visions
Friday, September 25th – 10th Challenge – Land and Sea Adventure
Tuesday, September 29th – Supervillains and Supercomputer

SIA Puzzle Hunt: Hint Giver
Unrelated Teaser quiz promoting this event
The Blog Post about the Teaser